By user12618589 on Apr 25, 2008
Welcome to the new Dirtracer Blog!
I am Lee Trujillo, an Engineer supporting the Sun Java Directory Server since December 2003. I am also the creator of Dirtracer, Sun's number one tool for tracing issues for our Sun Directory Server.
Early in 2004, I saw that the support organization had no formalized standard for asking for and obtaining data related to issues surrounding the Directory Server, so I created Stracer (Stack Tracer), the predecessor to Dirtracer (Directory Tracer). Stracer 1.0 consisted of 169 lines of shell script that basically gathered pstacks, prstats and top output from a running ns-slapd process. Conversely, Dirtracer 6x (2008) is a complex 2,590 line script of functions that can be combined in many ways to gather Directory data based on problem type.
Dirtracer is a troubleshooting tool designed to help reduce resolution time on complex Directory Server problems and to ease the data-gathering process for Sun's customers.
Dirtracer is part of the GDD (Gathering Debug Data) suite of tools and has already been used for years to tackle some of the most persistent, difficult Sun Java Systems Directory Server problems faced in the field. For problems such as server hangs, crashes, and high cpu utilization, Dirtracer simplifies the sampling of system resources and crash data in order to help identify trends.
Save you and your customers time and aggravation -- discover the power of Dirtracer.
I expect Dirtracer version 6.0.6 to be available later today on the external Big Admin Administration Portal site for Customer and partner download.